KEDA News & Events for November 10

Check out KEDA’s News & Events for exciting events including edg3 FUND LIVE!, Global Entrepreneurship Week, and December’s Kitsap Business Forum. Also featured: Biz Opps, Contracting Coffee Hour, Timely Management Tips and a run down of great Kitsap companies in the news! Read more »

Suquamish Tribe: a vital part of our safety net

OPINION – The North Kitsap Herald The Suquamish Tribe has gifted $5 million to local communities since 2007. This year, $481,482 was gifted to 253 organizations. The funds come from Appendix X grants (Appendix X, section 14, of the gaming compact between the Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington describes specific funds available for award to charitable, non-profit and Tribal community programs), as well […] Read more »

Decision Makers Breakfast – 2016 Economic Forecast Presentations

A big thanks to all of the presenters and attendees who made this morning’s Economic Forecast event a success! In case you missed it you can view John W. Mitchell’s 2016 Economic Forecast presentation here. Also, available Kristine’ Reeves, Executive Director of the Washington Military Alliance presentation The State of the Military & Defense Sector. Be sure to watch and share the newest additions to our […] Read more »

Award-Winning Kitsap County Media Campaign Expands Reach, Chronicles Success Stories

KEDA launches an expanded media campaign highlighting the vital contributions made to the greater Puget Sound, Kitsap County, as well as the regional economy. Bremerton, WA (PRWEB) January 28, 2016 The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) today launched an expanded media campaign highlighting the accomplishments of area businesses making vital contributions to the greater Puget Sound regional economy. The new productions are extensions of KEDA’s […] Read more »

Information Security for the Rest of Us: Practical advice for Small Businesses

Unless you’re a Home Depot, Target, Sony, or another large enterprise (Hilton most recently), your business suffering a data breach isn’t going to get the attention of mainstream media. The truth is that the majority of data breaches within the United States emanate from small- and medium-sized businesses. Hackers are specifically targeting these smaller businesses because of the difficulty and cost associated with correlating a […] Read more »

Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND named Finalist for the FHLB’s Strong Communities Award

Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND has been selected as a finalist for the FHLB of Des Moines’ Strong Communities Award (Urban Category). The award honors the projects, people, and programs that promote small business growth and retention and also highlights the work that the FHLB’s member institutions are doing every day to help their communities thrive. Public voting for this competition runs from October 5th through […] Read more »

KEDA’s September News & Events

Read KEDA’s September  News & Events  for information on: KEDA’s signature Fall Event, Decision Makers II featuring “The State of Real Estate – Kitsap’s Competitive Advantage” Kitsap Business Forum BE$T Business Education Support & Training KPUD Fiber Optic Survey New Venture Women Veteran Entrepreneur Boot Camp and more!!! Read more »

Recruiting & Training – What it takes to keep local economy growing

Despite no ‘trophies,’ KEDA’s efforts have an impact The KPBJ – Tim Kelly An aerospace company that moved from Southern California to Port Orchard is the example often cited as bringing new industry to Kitsap County. Except no one brought composites manufacturer Omohundro Co. here — except Omohundro. It’s the kind of company that’s the holy grail of business recruiting — the owners bought and […] Read more »

Register now for KEDA’s Annual Economic Forecast event: Decision Makers Breakfast.

Registration Ends of Thursday, January 22nd at 4pm 17th Annual Economic Forecast event: Decision Makers Breakfast.  The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) hosts the 17th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast on Wednesday, January 28th from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.  at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside.  (Breakfast service begins at 7:00 am.) Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, will deliver the […] Read more »

Big boots, big ideas and … big recognition for Kitsap

The KPBJ – John Powers Last month, The International Economic Development Council, the world’s preeminent economic development organization, convened its Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. This conference drew over a thousand economic development professionals from around the globe, and a dozen from Washington state, including three from Kitsap. Steve Politakis, CEO of Kitsap Bank and board chair of our Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), […] Read more »